Philip Bassignani is the Director of Technical Operations with Alpha Analytical and he has over 25 years of environmental analytical and method development experience, working on a wide range of projects. Philip serves as the laboratory’s emerging contaminants and HRMS technical specialist, with a strong emphasis on PFAS extraction and analytical method development.
Richard F. Jack, Ph.D. Richard is the Global Market Development manager for the environmental and food markets at Phenomenex corporation. He has over 18 yrs. experience with chromatography and mass spectrometry for the environmental, semiconductor, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Richard is a former EPA Scientific Advisor for the EPA’s panel on Hydraulic Fracturing, a coauthor for EPA 557 and 557.1 along with ASTM D8001 and updates to D4327 and D6919 methods. He is currently the Second Vice Chairman for the ASTM D19 subcommittee on water analysis. Richard received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and anaerobic microbiology from Virginia Tech University and Master’s in ecology from the University of Tennessee.